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Istanbul New Year Reina nightclub attack 'leaves 39 dead'

Keywords: Turkey, Syria / Islamic State, Recep Tayyip Erdogan / turkish, istanbul, people, coup, nightclub, ankara

Importance: 445 articles in 19 clusters.  Start date: Friday, December 23, 2016  End date: Sunday, January 22, 2017

Berlin killer slipped in and out of THREE Schengen countries before caught in Italy

Keywords: Germany, Italy, Tunisia, France / Anis Amri, Angela Merkel / german, berlin, attack, police, europe

Importance: 179 articles in 14 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, December 24, 2016  End date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Former Iranian president Rafsanjani dies of heart attack - state media

Keywords: Iran, United states, Austria / Islamic Republic, Hassan Rohani / tehran, iranian, deal, nuclear, sanctions, jcpoa

Importance: 142 articles in 13 clusters.  Start date: Monday, January 2, 2017  End date: Sunday, January 22, 2017

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher 'suffers heart attack on flight' reports World

Keywords: United states, United kingdom / Star Wars, Carrie Fisher / reynolds, angeles, debbie, los, actress, heart

Importance: 131 articles in 8 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, December 24, 2016  End date: Monday, January 2, 2017

Authorities say detained airport gunman, an Army vet, flew to Florida to carry out the attack

Keywords: Israel / Esteban Santiago, National Guard / shooter, lauderdale, baggage, passengers, shooting, terminal, police, wounded, claim, enforcement

Importance: 120 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Friday, January 6, 2017  End date: Sunday, January 8, 2017

Desperate search for survivors of avalanche-hit hotel in Italy continues into the night

Keywords: Italy, France, Germany / ANSA, Civil Protection / italian, people, rome, wednesday, hit, hotel, snow

Importance: 118 articles in 10 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017  End date: Sunday, January 22, 2017

Daesh suicide bomber kills at least 36 in Baghdad

Keywords: Iraq / Islamic State, Haider al-Abadi / forces, iraqi, mosul, city, troops, killed, baghdad

Importance: 114 articles in 12 clusters.  Start date: Sunday, December 25, 2016  End date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Theresa May outlines UK Brexit plans in long-awaited speech

Keywords: United kingdom / European Union, Theresa May / london, britain, british, brexit, market, single, minister, uk, prime

Importance: 112 articles in 8 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, January 14, 2017  End date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

President Trump: 'God was looking down on us'

Keywords: United states, Germany / Donald Trump, White House / american, country, campaign, inauguration, signs, saturday, nhl

Importance: 111 articles in 2 clusters.  Start date: Sunday, January 15, 2017  End date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Gambia's Barrow sworn in as president as regional troops gather

Keywords: The gambia, xx, Senegal, Nigeria / Yahya Jammeh, Economic Community of West African States / leader, president, election

Importance: 106 articles in 6 clusters.  Start date: Friday, January 13, 2017  End date: Sunday, January 22, 2017

Toyota is latest Trump target over Mexico production plans

Keywords: United states, Mexico / Donald Trump, General Motors / tax, build, president, cars, factory, border

Importance: 104 articles in 8 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017  End date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wall St. edges up on consumer, housing boost

Keywords: United states, Japan, South korea / Dow Jones, Wall Street / rose, percent, stocks, points, fell, markets, crude

Importance: 79 articles in 7 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, December 22, 2016  End date: Friday, January 6, 2017

'Not just anti-Trump'

Keywords: Germany, Russia, United states / White House, Donald Trump / cia, saturday, visit, president

Importance: 76 articles in 2 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, January 21, 2017  End date: Sunday, January 22, 2017

Elton John leads the star-studded tributes to George Michael after he dies aged 53

Keywords: United kingdom, Austria / George Michael, Andrew Ridgeley / london, star, death, wham, photo, christmas, partner

Importance: 67 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Monday, December 26, 2016  End date: Friday, December 30, 2016

Typhoon Nock-ten lashes Philippines, cuts power

Keywords: Philippines / Rodrigo Duterte, Miguel Villafuerte / people, typhoon, province, hit, town, storm, christmas, manila, nock

Importance: 65 articles in 5 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, December 24, 2016  End date: Thursday, December 29, 2016

Donald Trump to meet with Martin Luther King III

Keywords: United states / Martin Luther King, Donald Trump / president, elect, washington, inauguration, talk, lewis, john

Importance: 64 articles in 4 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, January 14, 2017  End date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Andy Murray out of Australian Open, men's field opens up

Keywords: Australia / Australian Open, Grand Slam / match, seed, melbourne, win, arena, laver, rod, play, williams

Importance: 62 articles in 5 clusters.  Start date: Monday, January 16, 2017  End date: Sunday, January 22, 2017

Montreal weather: Mild days going into the holidays

Keywords: Canada, Slovakia, United states / World Heritage Site, Air Canada / canadian, montreal, calgary, police, airline, flight, toronto

Importance: 57 articles in 6 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, December 22, 2016  End date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Charleston church shooter: "I still feel like I had to do it"

Keywords: Dylann Roof, Episcopal Church / trial, witnesses, charleston, prosecutors, jurors, judge, phase, sentencing, federal, jury, death

Importance: 56 articles in 5 clusters.  Start date: Friday, December 30, 2016  End date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Obama's emotional farewell address

Keywords: United states / Barack Obama, White House / president, nation, trump, america, presidency, office, michelle

Importance: 54 articles in 4 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017  End date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Republicans drop ethics rules change after Trump rebuke

Keywords: Northern marianas, Russia / United States House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, White House / congress, democrats, speaker, republican, democratic, gop, ryan

Importance: 54 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Monday, January 2, 2017  End date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Obama shortens Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence, grants clemency to hundreds

Keywords: United states / Barack Obama, Justice Department / wikileaks, chelsea, classified, sentence, analyst, manning, prison, intelligence, president

Importance: 51 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017  End date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

UAE confirms humanitarian work officials killed in Afghan attack

Keywords: Afghanistan / Daily Mirror, Interior Ministry / afghan, taliban, killed, forces, attacks, kabul, kandahar, province, security

Importance: 49 articles in 4 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017  End date: Sunday, January 15, 2017

109 passengers released from hijacked Libyan plane: Maltese PM

Keywords: Malta, Oman, Libya / European Union, Joseph Muscat / people, maltese, hijackers, airport, afriqiyah, diverted

Importance: 46 articles in 5 clusters.  Start date: Friday, December 23, 2016  End date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Harpal shines in Gujarat’s win

Keywords: India, United kingdom / Virat Kohli, Air India / captain, england, indian, series, match, odi, dhoni

Importance: 45 articles in 8 clusters.  Start date: Sunday, January 1, 2017  End date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman pleads not guilty to murder, other charges during N.Y. court hearing

Keywords: United states, Mexico / Enrique Peña Nieto, Justice Department / foreign, border, mexican, trump, flow, inauguration, peso

Importance: 42 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Friday, January 13, 2017  End date: Sunday, January 22, 2017

Trump signals shift from Obama's focus on multilateralism

Keywords: United states / Donald Trump, Eric Schneiderman / dissolve, elect, office, foundation, charitable, president, york, attorney

Importance: 40 articles in 4 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, December 24, 2016  End date: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Obama insists Donald Trump win no indicator Democrats' vision for America is 'a fantasy'

Keywords: United states, Israel / White House, Donald Trump / president, obama, american, hawaii, election

Importance: 39 articles in 5 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, December 24, 2016  End date: Monday, January 2, 2017

Police arrest 16 over Kim Kardashian Paris robbery

Keywords: France, Equatorial guinea / Kim Kardashian, Teodoro Obiang Nguema / paris, french, trial, court, investigation, west

Importance: 38 articles in 5 clusters.  Start date: Monday, January 2, 2017  End date: Thursday, January 12, 2017

India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 32 dead and scores injured

Keywords: India / Narendra Modi, Virat Kohli / indian, delhi, strategic, campaign, majidi, network, bhubaneswar, coaches, england

Importance: 35 articles in 2 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, January 21, 2017  End date: Sunday, January 22, 2017

23 dead as Indonesia passenger boat catches fire: official

Keywords: Indonesia / Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Joko Widodo / jakarta, people, passengers, indonesian, local, agency, police, sunday, boat

Importance: 34 articles in 5 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, December 24, 2016  End date: Monday, January 2, 2017

Canada's choice of Russia critic as top diplomat seen as a bold move

Keywords: Canada, Russia / Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau / ottawa, foreign, jan, international, minister, hussen, trade, dion

Importance: 33 articles in 4 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017  End date: Friday, January 13, 2017

Davos forum's founder: "Listen to the populists"

Keywords: Switzerland, Germany / World Economic Forum, Xi Jinping / swiss, sidelines, gathering, ruled, social, parents, wing

Importance: 33 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017  End date: Monday, January 16, 2017

The Queen praises 'ordinary people doing extraordinary things' and 'inspirational' Team GB athletes in her Christmas Day address

Keywords: United kingdom / Buckingham Palace, Mary Magdalene / queen, church, england, royal, britain, christmas, sandringham, prince, elizabeth

Importance: 32 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Sunday, December 25, 2016  End date: Sunday, January 8, 2017

Australia beat Pakistan to sweep Test series

Keywords: Pakistan, Australia / Stephen Smith, Azhar Ali / innings, runs, balls, series, bat, leg

Importance: 31 articles in 4 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016  End date: Saturday, January 7, 2017

Meryl Streep Criticizes Trump in the Golden Globe Awards Ceremony

Keywords: Golden Globe, Meryl Streep / violence, disability, reporter, hollywood, movie, donald, overrated, people, actress

Importance: 30 articles in 2 clusters.  Start date: Monday, January 9, 2017  End date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Government to name underwriters for further Japan Post share sale

Keywords: Japan, China, United states / Sea Shepherd, First World War / japanese, defense, deployment, government, abe, south, sex

Importance: 30 articles in 4 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017  End date: Monday, January 16, 2017

Kim Jong-un says close to testing long-range missile

Keywords: North korea, South korea / Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump / nuclear, missile, leader, sanctions, united

Importance: 29 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Sunday, January 1, 2017  End date: Sunday, January 8, 2017

'Difficult, but possible', historic talks on unifying Cyprus begin

Keywords: United kingdom, Cyprus, Greece, Switzerland / European Union, Nikos Anastasiades / cypriot, talks, island, turkey

Importance: 28 articles in 4 clusters.  Start date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017  End date: Thursday, January 12, 2017

Firefighters battle Glen Mills house fire

Keywords: United states, Canada / Fire Service, Orlando Sentinel / house, blaze, officials, smoke, property, police, woman, people

Importance: 27 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Sunday, December 25, 2016  End date: Friday, December 30, 2016

Around 60 killed in Brazil prison riot -state official

Keywords: Brazil / First Capital Command, North Family / rio, pcc, inmates, authorities, based, brazilian, prison, manaus

Importance: 27 articles in 4 clusters.  Start date: Friday, December 30, 2016  End date: Sunday, January 8, 2017

Ivory Coast minister trapped in house after rogue soldiers open fire

Keywords: Alain-Richard Donwahi, Ange Aboa / reuters, mutineers, ouattara, military, minister, uprising, government, unrest, city, trapped, cities

Importance: 27 articles in 2 clusters.  Start date: Saturday, January 7, 2017  End date: Sunday, January 8, 2017

Mkhitaryan scores stunning goal as United beats Sunderland

Keywords: United kingdom / Premier League, Manchester United / liverpool, minute, sunderland, game, moyes, ham, west

Importance: 26 articles in 2 clusters.  Start date: Monday, December 26, 2016  End date: Monday, January 2, 2017

South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung boss in presidential scandal

Keywords: South korea / Samsung, Lee Jae-yong / electronics, scandal, seoul, korean, merger, office

Importance: 26 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Friday, January 6, 2017  End date: Monday, January 16, 2017

Sydney-Hobart record set to fall as yacht race favourite retires

Keywords: Australia / Wild Oats XI, Wild Oats / sydney, yacht, honors, boat, record, melbourne, giacomo, early

Importance: 26 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Monday, December 26, 2016  End date: Sunday, January 1, 2017

2 Russian Navy ships arrive in Manila for goodwill visit

Keywords: United states, Philippines / Eduard Mikhailov, Rodrigo Duterte / ships, russia, manila, russian, visit, admiral

Importance: 25 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017  End date: Friday, January 6, 2017

Row Over Uttar Pradesh Polls: Mulayam expels CM from party

Keywords: India / Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav / mulayam, chief, singh, shivpal, sp, minister

Importance: 25 articles in 5 clusters.  Start date: Monday, December 26, 2016  End date: Sunday, January 8, 2017

Iran eyeing new oil awards to giants

Keywords: Iran, United states / Boeing, Airbus / tehran, iranian, oil, country, planes, projects, sanctions, contract

Importance: 24 articles in 4 clusters.  Start date: Sunday, December 25, 2016  End date: Sunday, January 1, 2017

Nigeria president says Boko Haram is 'crushed'

Keywords: Nigeria, Belgium / Boko Haram, Muhammadu Buhari / nigerian, president, islamic, captured, claims, militant, hide

Importance: 23 articles in 3 clusters.  Start date: Thursday, December 22, 2016  End date: Sunday, December 25, 2016

Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead

Keywords: Nigeria / Boko Haram, Médecins Sans Frontières / people, nigerian, aid, strike, displaced, rann, bombing, youths

Importance: 22 articles in 4 clusters.  Start date: Friday, January 13, 2017  End date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

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